The Hi-rEV is a mobilizing agenda for the development, testing, and demonstration of a new generation of technologies, processes, and products that will enable a new positioning of the national automotive cluster in the global value chains of the car of the future.
January 18th 2023, Casa da Música, Porto
With the presence of MCG, represented by Engineer Carlos Saraiva, MCG Automotive General Manager, speaking about digitization in the automotive components industry: robotization, automation, machine learning…
To position the national automotive cluster in the global value chains of the car of the future by mobilizing the industry around the development, testing, and demonstration of new technologies, processes, and next-generation products.
MCG Automotive’s R&D activity is prepared to contribute by sharing knowledge in projects, as well as with strong engineering and production know-how, to help drive the transition that has to happen in the automotive sector worldwide.
- MCG – MANUEL DA CONCEIÇÃO GRAÇA
- PECOL AUTOMOTIVE
- SCHMIDT LIGHT METAL
- MD GROUP
- MD PLASTICS
- SARKKIS – ROBOTICS
- DREAM FOR IT
- DRT RAPID
- SENTINEL CONCEPT
- INESC TEC
- UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
The Hi-rEV Project at MCG
New concepts, forms, and energies. By 2035, combustion engines will no longer be produced in Europe, which will mean changes in the value chain that began with the production of the Ford Model T.
The goals for the energy transition pose new challenges to companies producing components, pulling them to readapt their production structure, using different materials, processes, and technologies, which represent disruptive changes in their production structure.
Among the European targets are also measures for new mobility within urban centers, allowing the reduction of traffic and the improvement of air quality within cities, through shared mobility solutions and a change in the paradigm of car use. This creates new opportunities for the development of new, stronger, more durable, and lighter components.
It is in this context that this project is born, aggregating several companies with relevance in the sector, associated with Universities and Technological Institutes and associations to promote cooperative activities in exploring the new opportunities already existing in the emerging markets of electric mobility and hydrogen.
This project represents an investment of €50M for digital and energy transformation that will generate +€163M in business volume, 154 new jobs, of which 35% are highly qualified labor, and €180M in gross added value.
The four main scopes of the Hi-rEV project:
Hi-rEV – Recovery of the Automotive Components Sector
MOBINOV; PECOL AUTO; RETSACOAT; STREAK; SLM; MDGROUP; MDPLASTICS; MICROPLÁSTICOS; MICROPROCESSADOR; MCG; SENTINEL; DFIT; SARKKIS; DRT; GLAREVISION; UNIV. AVEIRO; INESC TEC; FEUP; CINFU; INEGI; AIMMAP; AFIA
Agenda for the development, testing, and demonstration of a new generation of technologies, processes, and products that will enable a new positioning of the national automotive cluster in the global value chains of the car of the future.
Green Agendas for Business Innovation
Manuel da Conceição Graça, Lda
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OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED RESULTS:
Mobilize national automotive manufacturing companies to position themselves as examples of intelligent and sustainable growth, innovation, and suppliers of technologically advanced products. These companies and organizations will participate in a series of projects aimed at repositioning their manufacturing capabilities in response to industry/consumer demands.
» Position the national automotive cluster in the global value chains of the car of the future by mobilizing the industry around the development, testing, and demonstration of new technologies, processes, and next-generation products.
» Develop, test, and demonstrate new technologies, methodologies, and processes for the digital transformation of the national automotive cluster in the context of industry 4.0.
» Develop, test, and demonstrate new materials and new processes in core areas of the national automotive cluster, namely interiors and structures.
» Train the industry for new skills in the area of connectivity, product-factory, and product-service relationships.
» Develop, test, and demonstrate new concepts and new forms of product development and validation, taking into account connected, electric, and autonomous car trends.